Monthly Archives: June 2011

Phantom Exam Syndrome


The ‘big’ exams are approaching – Aaron’s PSLE  in September followed by Ivan’s A’ levels in October. They are working hard, albeit with frequent disruptions with their iPOD and handphones. It’s probably because of the exam fever in the house that I … Continue reading

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“我们的歌在这里” — 海蝶25周年纪念演唱会


It was a concert not to be missed by 新谣 lovers and I bought 12 tickets for my friends and myself. At $71 (including SISTIC) per ticket, we were seated right at the back, so far back that when a singer … Continue reading

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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain


I read the excerpt of the first three chapters on February 2011 Good Housekeeping and was hooked. Patiently I waited for the book in the store but instead, managed to borrow it from NLB(I love our library!). This is a fictional biography of … Continue reading

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灵听Alex Su 苏心筌 – A review


This is a long-awaited CD for me. Having been singing publicly for twenty years, the release of this CD fulfills another one of Su’s many dreams – becoming a doctor and backpacking around the world being among them. S, a friend … Continue reading

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Lumut, Perak


When my brother was five, Gran’s neighbour at Cuppage Road introduced us a maid from Malaysia. Ah Eng was 38 years old when she came. She was born in China of Teochew descent, and was matched to Ah Chai, a Hokkien in Perak. She … Continue reading

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Cameron Highlands


The last time we travelled there, Aaron was just one. It’s true we often remember the good things and forget the bad, much like remembering the joy of seeing your newborn but not the pain of childbirth! Well, this trip … Continue reading

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8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber


Since I couldn’t have my daily feed of Korean drama while in Cameron Highlands, this book came as a good substitute. Like Maeve Binchy who spins tales on the residents of a particular neighbourhood or village, Debbie Macomber also uses … Continue reading

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